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The Happy Sacrifices of a Mama

It feels a bit audacious to entitle this post with that line. What mom wouldn't give all for her kids, if she could? It's not what the dreamy romantic younger version of myself thought of first when I dreamed of having a family one day, to be honest. As the dream come true unfolds, the… Continue reading The Happy Sacrifices of a Mama

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How to Recover from Birth

Dear mama, You've just come through it, haven't you? I remember the complete shock when my first child was born. My first thought was "Whoa, heavy!" It was a water birth & as soon as he was in my arms, I realized why it was so crazy carrying him those last few weeks- 9 lbs… Continue reading How to Recover from Birth

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What’s it’s like being a mom of 2 :) 11 months in!

It's been 11 months since having our second child and I thought it would be nice to share how it's been going! First, you see those faces?! I adore them! My children, a boy and girl, are 19 months apart. My daughter was born last February and my son was born two Junes before that.… Continue reading What’s it’s like being a mom of 2 🙂 11 months in!

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Postpartum Bliss

I’ve gotta write this down. It’s entitled “Postpartum Bliss” because that’s what this season has been. And it’s so starkly different than my first experience, struggling so deeply with undiagnosed postpartum depression. Part of me feels like I’m holding my breath, having squeaked by the first 6 weeks with only low moments, that I’m able to come out… Continue reading Postpartum Bliss